maharashtra times

Community engagement is a key measure of success for future cities

We have enough of technology now, what we need are social innovations. And community engagement is the way. कोणतेही शहर खऱ्या अर्थाने तेंव्हाच स्मार्ट म्हणता येईल जेंव्हा त्या शहराच्या नागरिकांना श्वसनासाठी शुद्ध हवा, पिण्यासाठी शुद्ध पाणी, पायी चालण्यासाठी स्वच्छ फूटपाथ, चांगली मोबाइल कनेक्टिव्हिटी, भरवशाचा वीजपुरवठा, व्यापक ब्रॉडबँड इंटरनेट, सुरक्षित रस्ते व वसाहती, उत्तम शिक्षण, शिस्तबद्ध वाहतूक… read more »

Smart education to makes citizens smart

  The matter of the fact is that over 17% of the world population is still illitrate while India’s illitracy is 26%. The hope is the smart education. It can make citizens of the smart cities, really smart… तो माझा मॅसेच्युसेट्स इन्स्टिट्यूट ऑफ टेक्नॉलॉजी विद्यापीठातील पहिलाच दिवस होता. घरापासून हजारो किलोमीटर दूर देशात त्या दिवशी माझ्या… read more »

Community Solar Systems for smart-energy cities

Half of the world population lives in cities and by 2050, it will rise to three quarter. Did you know the fact that 75% of the total energy is consumed by cities only, adding 80% of the global carbon emission? While rapid urbanization, future demands technology based social innovations in the energy segment. कल्पना करा की शहरातील उद्याने, खेळांची मैदाने, मोकळ्या जागा,… read more »

Bike Sharing Network, must have for eco-friendly for smart cities

Why smart cities should think about bike sharing networks at design? While rapidly growing urbanization, pollution and population, what could be the alternative public transportation systems? When public health is at stake, how can we think of eco-friendly ideas?.. ४ मे २०१४ ला रात्री उशिरा वाशिंग्टनला पोहोचलो. दिव्यांच्या रोषणाईत अमेरिकेची राजधानी लोभस दिसत होती. अभ्यासातून शहराविषयी… read more »

The role of city wide WIFI Internet (Muncipal Wireless Network) in making citizens smart

‘Municipal wireless network‘ is a safe, secured and free city-wide wifi Internet network, which can incentivize citizens to make use of public services, encourage social innovations, create new job opportunities, increase tourism, improve citizens-administration communication, bring transparency, build trust, empower citizens, help in city-branding, attract investments and become a new revenue source for the corporation. महानगरपालिका क्षेत्रात सार्वजनिक ठिकाणी बिनतारी इंटरनेट… read more »

Smart Technologies for Smart Cities

Let’s have a look at few open data initiative based smart technologies for smart cities, such as smart parking, touch screen across city and so on..  ‘स्मार्ट सिटी’ अर्थात ‘अद्ययावत शहर’ म्हणजे काय? जी सध्या आहे तीच सिटी स्मार्ट होणार कि पूर्णतः नवीन स्मार्ट सिटी तयार करणार? बरं सिटी स्मार्ट करायची म्हणजे नेमकं काय करायचं?… read more »

The power of ‘Open-Data’

In developing countries, daily life challenges like interrupted power supply, shortage of water, sudden change of traffic routes, shortage of blood in blood banks, shortage of cash in banks and ATMs, unpredicted schedule of public transport system and many others are known. But citizen’s life could be better if they are informed upfront about what-where-when…. read more »

Technology path forward to sustainable growth

Imagine homes in the sky, on the sea surface or even under the water, flying cars, reality beyond virtual reality (VR) to see your relatives and friends not only on computer screen but right next to you. And yes, you can expect to  live healthy life for thousands of year. Does it sound like exaggeration?… read more »

विश्वास सार्थकी लावला

भारतीय भाषांमध्ये डिजिटल शब्दकोश निर्मिती करणारे सुनिल खांडबहाले यांची गतवर्षी ‘महाराष्ट्र टाइम्स युथ आयकॉन’ म्हणून निवड करण्यात आली होती. हा सन्मान मिळाल्यानंतर त्यांनी आपल्यावर वाढलेल्या सामाजिक जबाबदारीची जाणीव ठेवून देशातील सर्व राजभाषा टिकविण्यासाठी एक उपक्रम हाती घेण्याचा संकल्प सोडला. वर्षभरात पूर्ण केलेल्या या उपक्रमाचा परिचय त्यांच्याच शब्दांत… शनिवार, १६ मार्च २०१३. तो दिवस मला आजही… read more »

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